Rudy A. Rivera, age 78, passed on Friday, September 17, 2021, in his home with his wife by his side. He was the husband of Christina Rivera. They married on July 7, 1960, and shared 61 years together. Rudy was born on March 3, 1943, in O'Donnell, Texas to Polito and Matilde Rivera. He was a retired diesel mechanic of 45 years and a lifetime active member of Our Lady Grace Catholic Church. Rudy enjoyed playing Bingo, fishing, spending time with his grandkids and his dog Donna, and BBQing for his family and friends. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh, loving and caring spirit.
Rudy is survived by his wife Christina Rivera of Lubbock; his sons Rudy Rivera Jr, Frank Rivera and John Anthony Rivera all of Lubbock and Robert Rivera of Grand Prairie; his grandchildren Adam, Addie, Michael, John, Jordan, Cathy, Yishai and Taylor; his 6 great-grandchildren; his sisters Gloria Rivera of Tulare, CA, Eva Rojas of Dalhart, Tx and Corina Trevino of Minnesota; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Rudy is preceded in death by his parents Polito and Matilde Rivera, his infant son Juan Jesus Rivera, and his brothers Eloy Rivera, Elujio Rivera, Selso Rivera and Adan Rivera.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 21 from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the Holy Rosary prayer at 7:00 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels.
Mass of Remembrance will be held Wednesday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church with Father Ernesto Lopez officiating.
Pallbearers will be Frank Garcia, Jr., Martin Garcia, Jr., Armando Montelongo, Paul San Miguel, Mingo Rojas and Mario Garcia, Jr.
The Rivera Family would like to thank our friends, family, the staff at Covenant Hospital, and Dr. Robert Ordonez and his staff.
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